Who We Are
WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT & CEO DO? President & CEO is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to effectively lead the CACRC. Fundraising Works with community supporters, Board and Committee Members to ensure funding needed to provide services through the CACRC. Awareness Leads an ongoing campaign to bring awareness to Rockwall County regarding how abuse and neglects affects the community. Education Leads community education efforts for community partners, first responders, educators, and places of worship on the topic of child abuse and how to recognize and respond to it.
WHAT DOES A FAMILY ADVOCATE DO? The Family Advocate serves as a consistent point of contact for clients experiencing crisis or are in transition resulting from the trauma of abuse. Advocacy Works together with partner agencies and non-offending family members to enhance communication, ensuring the family’s voice is being heard. Support Provides emotional support as clients go through the criminal justice system and adjust to changes caused by the abuse. Information Updates clients on the status of their case and connects them with resources in the community. Provides information and education regarding child abuse.
WHAT IS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM? The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of all agencies who work cases of child abuse and includes seven Law Enforcement Agencies, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, the CACRC, REACH Clinic and the District Attorney’s Office. The MDT approach increases communication and coordination of investigations, prosecution, and services for children who have been abused and neglected.
WHAT DOES A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM (MDT) ADMINISTRATOR DO? The MDT Administrator acts as a consistent contact for all members of the MDT throughout each case. Support Provides support to all partner agencies through assistance with case coordination, referrals to services, and interagency communication. Case Tracking Tracks cases from Statewide Intake through the investigation, criminal justice system and services provided. Case Review Facilitates Case Review Meetings with all MDT agencies represented to ensure that cases get the attention they deserve with a coordinated effort by all partner agencies.
WHAT DOES A COUNSELOR DO? Counselors at the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County provide counseling for children affected by abuse or neglect and their non-offending family members. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Counselors at the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County (CACRC) are trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.
CACRC Board of Directors
President: Kenda Culpepper, Rockwall County District Attorney
Vice President: Cindy Lindley, Soroptimist International of Rockwall
Co-Treasurer: Ryan Bierds, Senior Vice President-BB&T Wealth
Co-Treasurer: Bradley Epstein, CPA Epstein & Kolacz Financial Advisors
Secretary: Rick Carroll, Market President Inwood Bank
Parliamentarian: Kirk Riggs, Retired Rockwall Chief of Police
Director: Veronica Chancellor, DFPS-CPI Program Administrator
Director: Robin Chouteau, Hyundai & Nissan of Greenville
Director: Donas Cole, President Baylor, Scott & White Lake Pointe
Director: Harold Eavenson , Rockwall County Sheriff
Director: Gary Freedman, Voice of Rockwall
Director: Terry Garrett, Chief-Heath Department of Public Safety
Director: Penny Maris, Triple Creek Red Angus
Director: Felicia Oliphant, Rockwall County District Attorney’s Office
Director: Cindy Perrin, President-Texas Health Presbyterian Rockwall
Director: Dawn Redig, Editor In Chief-Blue Ribbon News
Director: Sheri Starkey-Parks, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer-Southern Methodist University
Director: Cindy Tayem, Area Manager-OnCor
Director: JJ Villarreal, Superintendent-Rockwall ISD
Director: Kevin Worthy, Superintendent-Royse City ISD